Employment Outlook

There are many more nurse assistant jobs available then there are graduates to fill them and Occupational Outlook predicts a 19% increase in the number of job openings into 2018.  A well-trained nurse assistant can usually choose location and hours, including part-time at some facilities.  JWCC graduates are often recruited by the very clinical site they attended during their course-work and hired before graduation. 

A Certified Nurse Assistants is not only employed in nursing homes (long term care), but in hospitals and home health.  Locally, CNA positions pay an average of $9.00 per hour and offer medical insurance and other benefits.